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cli·mate

 (klī′mĭt)
n.
1. The meteorological conditions, including temperature, precipitation, and wind, that characteristically prevail in a particular region.
2. A region of the earth having particular meteorological conditions: lives in a cold climate.
3. A prevailing condition or set of attitudes in human affairs: a climate of unrest.

[Middle English climat, from Old French, from Late Latin clima, climat-, from Greek klima, surface of the earth, region; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]

climate

(ˈklaɪmɪt)
n
1. (Physical Geography) the long-term prevalent weather conditions of an area, determined by latitude, position relative to oceans or continents, altitude, etc
2. (Physical Geography) an area having a particular kind of climate
3. a prevailing trend or current of feeling: the political climate.
[C14: from Late Latin clima, from Greek klima inclination, region; related to Greek klinein to lean]
climatic, cliˈmatical, ˈclimatal adj
cliˈmatically adv
Usage: Climatic is sometimes wrongly used where climactic is meant. Climatic is properly used to talk about things relating to climate; climactic is used to describe something which forms a climax

cli•mate

(ˈklaɪ mɪt)

n.
1. the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.
2. a region or area characterized by a given climate: to move to a warm climate.
3. the prevailing attitudes, standards, or conditions of a group, period, or place: a climate of political unrest.
[1350–1400; Middle English: region, latitude < Latin clīmat-, s. of clīma < Greek klima <kli(nein) to slope, lean]
cli•mat′ic (-ˈmæt ɪk) adj.

cli·mate

(klī′mĭt)
The general or average weather conditions of a certain region, including temperature, rainfall, and wind: Caribbean islands have a year-round climate of warm breezes and sunshine.

Climate


the science of the description of climate. — climatographer, n. — climatographical, adj.
the science that studies climate or climatic conditions. — climatologist, n. — climatologic, climatological, adj.
the climate of the inside of a building, airliner, or space ship, as distinguished from that on the outside.
the study of the geographical distribution of rainfall by annual totals. — hyetographic, hyetographical, adj.
the science that studies climate and weather variations. — meteorologie, meteorological, adj. — meteorologist, n.
1. the study of minute gradations in climate that are due to the nature of the terrain.
2. the study of microclimates or climates of limited areas, as houses or communities. — microclimatologist, n. — microclimatologic, microclimatological, adj.
the branch of biology that studies the relation between variations in climate and periodic biological phenomena, as the migration of birds or the flowering of plants. — phenologist, n. — phenologic, phenological, adj.

climate


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The average weather of a region or place measured for all seasons over a number of years. There are three important areas: tropical, temperate and polar.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.climate - the weather in some location averaged over some long period of timeclimate - the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time; "the dank climate of southern Wales"; "plants from a cold clime travel best in winter"
environmental condition - the state of the environment
2.climate - the prevailing psychological state; "the climate of opinion"; "the national mood had changed radically since the last election"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"

climate

noun
1. weather, country, region, temperature, clime the hot and humid climate of Cyprus
2. atmosphere, environment, spirit, surroundings, tone, mood, trend, flavour, feeling, tendency, temper, ambience, vibes (slang) A major change of political climate is unlikely.
Quotations
"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" [Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues]

climate

noun
1. The totality of surrounding conditions and circumstances affecting growth or development:
2. A prevailing quality, as of thought, behavior, or attitude:
Translations
مُناخمُناخ عاممُناخ، طَقْس
klimapodnebípoměryovzduší
klima
ilmastoilmanalailmapiiri
klima
éghajlatklíma
andi, andrúmsloft, aîstæîurloftslag
気候
기후
klimatasklimatinisklimatosąlygos
klimats
pomery
podnebjeklima
klimat
อากาศ
khí hậu

climate

[ˈklaɪmɪt] Nclima m (fig) → ambiente m
the climate of opinion (fig) → la opinión general

climate

[ˈklaɪmət] n
(= weather) → climat m
(political, economic)climat mclimate change nchangement m climatiqueclimate control n (in car or building) (= air conditioning) → climatisation f

climate

n (lit, fig)Klima nt; the two countries have very different climatesdie beiden Länder haben (ein) sehr unterschiedliches Klima; America has many different climatesAmerika hat viele verschiedene Klimazonen; to move to a warmer climatein eine wärmere Gegend or in eine Gegend mit wärmerem Klima ziehen; the climate of public opiniondie Stimmung in der Öffentlichkeit, das öffentliche Klima; climate conference (Pol) → Klimakonferenz for -gipfel m

climate

[ˈklaɪmɪt] nclima m
the climate of popular opinion → l'opinione pubblica

climate

(ˈklaimət) noun
1. the weather conditions of a region (temperature, moisture etc). Britain has a temperate climate.
2. the conditions in a country etc. the economic/moral climate.
cliˈmatic (-ˈmӕ-) adjective

climate

مُناخ podnebí klima Klima κλίμα clima ilmasto climat klima clima 気候 기후 klimaat klima klimat clima климат klimat อากาศ iklim khí hậu 气候

climate

n. clima.

climate

n clima m
References in classic literature ?
Valrosa well deserved its name, for in that climate of perpetual summer roses blossomed everywhere.
For once it was dead, game did not keep well in that hot climate, and needed to be cooked almost immediately.
Climate may have had great influence on the former, but it is difficult to see how it can have produced the substantial difference which exists in the latter.
The long lapse of intervening years, in a climate so unlike that which had fostered the ancestral Englishman, must inevitably have wrought important changes in the physical system of his descendant.
With many variations, suggested by the nature of his building materials, diversity of climate, and a different mode of social life, Governor Bellingham had planned his new habitation after the residences of gentlemen of fair estate in his native land.
Now, as those polar fisheries could only be prosecuted in the short summer of that climate, so that the whole cruise of one of these Dutch whalemen, including the short voyage to and from the Spitzbergen sea, did not much exceed three months, say, and reckoning 30 men to each of their fleet of 180 sail, we have 5,400 Low Dutch seamen in all; therefore, I say, we have precisely two barrels of beer per man, for a twelve weeks' allowance, exclusive of his fair proportion of that 550 ankers of gin.
The nights had begun to be chilly, and his mother, ignorant as to the climate in America, had sewed him up for the winter; then it had turned warm again, and some kind of a rash had broken out on the child.
Having inherited from his mother an exceeding delicacy of constitution, he was, at the instance of physicians, during many years of his boyhood, sent to the care of his uncle in Vermont, in order that his constitution might, be strengthened by the cold of a more bracing climate.
For I believe that climate does thus react on man--as there is something in the mountain air that feeds the spirit and inspires.
That sort of words doesn't keep, in the kind of climate we have out here.
The WLGW was very severe; our sleeping-place could hardly be DISTINGUEE' from the snow around it, which had fallen to a depth of a FLIRK during the past evening, and we heartily enjoyed a rough scramble EN BAS to the Giesbach falls, where we soon found a warm climate.
It surprised him some, because he thought he had reasons to believe he was pointed for a warmer climate than this one.